Interior of the "Sava" Coffee Shop

Interior design · 60 sq m

 Visaginas. Lithuania · 2022

The coffee shop is located on the shore of a picturesque lake surrounded by a pine forest. A building adjacent to the Banga Culture Centre houses the cafe, which was built in 1985 in the Soviet era modernist style.

When designing the cafe, I strived to create the interior that perfectly fits into the surrounding nature and matches the architecture of the building. The cafe's premises has rounded corners typical for the whole complex.

Technical capabilities made it possible to transfer communications.

The kitchen, WC and dressing room had been moved to occupy both sides from the entrance. The new layout allowed to use the potential of the premises in the best possible way. We made all the windows accessible and offering a beautiful view of the lake and the pine forest.
The area has become more spacious and full of light.

By placing a sofa along the wall following its contour, we made it possible to create twice as many seats as offered by the previous layout. There are rectangular tables set next to the sofa, which allows to change the seating of guests and make longer tables, if needed.

The terrazzo floor tiles preserved since the construction of the building had, unfortunately, been damaged during the previous construction activities. We opted for the flooring in a similar style.

3D panels with vertical faces were used to decorate the walls, with the purpose of visual raising of the ceilings. Relief plaster was applied on the walls and ceiling. The tiles on the wall behind the bar counter, the plaster and the panels have the same milky white colour.
The facade of the bar counter, which is the cafe's highlight, is decorated with three-dimensional graphite-coloured tiles.
The WC is designed in soothing mint and lavender colours.

Sconces are one of the outstanding decorative elements of the cafe. They highlight the relief of decorative panels and provide very comfortable lighting.
There is a large display rack for coffee and various products installed in the hall.

In order to increase the number of seats and use the area in the best possible way, it was decided to dismantle all partitions and create a brand-new and more functional space.

The cafe's kitchen of old layout was arranged at the end of the premises, blocking the window. The WC was located in the centre of the room, which would be inconvenient and, moreover, take up a lot of useful space.